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imminent. >> watching john brennan dodge that question about waterboarding today was nothing short of torture. today is the birthday of the late charles dickens, laura ingalls wilder and chris rock and on this date 48 years ago the beatles arrived in america ushering an era of rock n' roll gratins that lasted until 1990 when rock n' roll died when rolling stone called new kids on the block the new fab five. never forget this is "viewpoint." >> john: geek, i'm john fuglesang. this is "viewpoint." the g.o.p. strategist and commentator once known as bush's brain, they're giving karl rove an aneurysm. oh and dick clark -- dick cavett is here tonight. dick clark was not available. we'll be joined by dick in the second half of the show. first, the man president obama nominated to run the c.i.a., counter-terrorism adviser john brennan spent quality time with the senate intelligence committee today as they considered his qualifications to become our nation's top spy. he faced tough questions from senators on both sides of the aisle. on the c.i.a.'s enhanced interrogation techniques aka tor
tonight. the host of the war room, michael shure will be on the show later. hearings on brennan he got heckled by the protestors. >> you don't know who they are,ive a list of all the names. >> all right we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared. >> cenk: we have the former chief prosecutor at gitmo to talk about the drone strike. really fascinating guest don't miss that. then, speaking of interesting jesus, have you seen what's happening in l.a.? there's an unbelievable manhunt for a guy who's shooting lapd cops. they're shooting back, unfortunately not hitting him but a couple of bystanders. >> it is an all-out manhunt. >> the city mourns the deaths of monica quan, keith lawrence and our brave riverside police officer. >> cenk: the killer has a manifesto with some interesting points in it. it's go time. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." let's start with john brennan the top counter terrorism administrator for president obama. president obama want to nominate him to the head of the c.i.a. he was known to have been aware of or part
brennan went to his c.i.a. confirmation hearing and a fight over drones broke out. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> jennifer: today john brennan took his seat before congress for his confirmation hearing for c.i.a. director. but what was under scrutiny was the obama administration broken program. it has drown criticism mostly from the left for not being more transparent. the criticism intensified after a memo was leaked talking about americans thought to have ties to al-qaeda through drones. and the left on left tension was on full display. here is brennan attempting to deliver his statement. >> i'm honored to appear before you today at the president's nominee to-- >> would you halt please. we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. >> jennifer: and that happened again and again and again four times he was interrupted until senator feinstein finally had to clear the room. >> okay, we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and associates not allowed back in. we've done this five times now and five times are enough. we'll recess for a few minutes. >> j
think about that, bring you up to date. john brennan was grilled by members of the u.s. senate yesterday about drones. ron wyden, senator ron wyden from oregon will tell us all about that hearing. no sooner did ray lewis retire from the ravens than his sond signed up to play for the university of miami. we will talk to sports blogger cindy borin from the washington post. a lot to get to, as we say, and we will, but first, today's current news update from lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is speaking at the armed forces farewell tribute today in honor of defense secretary lienon panetta. he will be at joint base myer henderson at 4:00 this afternoon. this is the formal goodbye for panetta stepping down from his position. yesterday, he testified over the attacks in benghazi where he revealed there was no advanced warning for those attacks. he said that factor plus the time and distance involved prevented the u.s. military from reaching the consulate before four ameri
, senator what are you up to? he said i'm on a crusade. he said i'm on a tear. i'm out after john brennan. of course, the president's nominee to head the c.i.a. i said on what issue? he said on drones, of course. on drones. this is -- this guy is the architect of our whole drone policy. i told him. this is something that i've talked about on the show. i'm very concerned about the use of these drones. i'm torn about it but very concerned about it. and i said to him you know, i think this is an issue that's going to blow up in our face. he said you bet. we haven't seen a copy of it yet. he told me he was releasing a letter yesterday signed by -- i think he said 16 senators, republicans and democrats to the president saying we need the information on exactly what we're doing with these drones. what the policies are. what the guidelines are and who decides. now, this story has broken. all these questions about drones and now the justice department has just released a memo. it is a confidential memo, a copy of it has been obtained, story again just breaking this morning, a story -- the memo, c
hearing for john brennan, the president's nominee, a good man, to be the next director of the cia. and brennan is known at the whitehouse, among other things, former deputy at cia, for being the architect of america's drone policy. he is the one who decides when drones are used and who they are targeted and what american citizens might be targeted. this is bound to come up. several senators have already told me they are going to craze this question with john brennan and publicly said so. and just at the time they are preparing for this hearing this white paper, this was written by department of justice, for members of congress and sent to them last summer but for some reason, it never -- nobody ever leaked it until this week. we still don't know who leaked it. but this paper is pretty chilling. the paper is an unclassified document. so there is no breach of national security here and it's a department of justice explaining why they think the use of drones to kill american citizens on foreign soil is just justified justified. and they say it is -- it'
a prelude to tomorrow's confirmation hearings for john brennan who is a chief architect for the drone program. senator wyden has been one of john brennan's loudest opponents because of his role in that drone program. and here is another thing that is not going to help the president with the left, is he is now getting praise from the far right. lindsay graham said he was going to author a resolution commending the president's use of drones . . . maybe not the endorsement the president was looking for. so is his liberal appeal strong enough to withstand the outcry over the drones or is it just a narrow group of people? how should progressives feel about drone strikes anyway? it's not so easy. for more on that i'm joined by hendrik hertzberg, staff writer at "the new yorker," and his most recent column is about the president's second inaugural address, but he has addressed this drone issue as well. he is coming to us from new york. rick thanks so much for joining me inside "the war room." >> thank you. >> jennifer: let me start with the bigger issue, which is the i
waiting for the nra after john brennan's testimony to say that everyone should have a drone. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> well, yeah. >> as long as you don't have the hell fire missile attached it to. >> stephanie: exactly. you can have a drone but not with a hell fire miser -- >> miser -- >> stephanie: it's friday, i'm -- >> drunk. >> stephanie: yes. nate in asheville you are on the "stephanie miller show." hi, nate. >> caller: hi stephanie thanks for taking my call. >> stephanie: yes, go ahead. >> caller: i wanted to ask or suggest, you know, why are we cutting people's throats and other social supports to attempt to balance the budget? it seems like the framing of the conversation is going that way, instead of cutting the military budget. why is nobody talking about that. >> stephanie: go ahead, jim. >> yeah, why should they go after entitlements when we have this huge bloated military budget. >> caller: $750 billion a year in ridiculous. >> stephanie: i don't even know why we're arguing about things the military doesn't even say it wants or needs. >> plus s
they have a right to execute u.s. citizens abroad, but that's also a state secret. now that john brennan and perhaps check hagel's nominations might depend on it, a white paper is leaked to nbc news. listen to the details of what the government thinks it is allowed to do. >> it provides detail, it fleshes out some of the arguments that have been made publicly and in ways that in some instances contrast with what has been said publicly. it specifically states that imminence does not mean that the united states has to have clear evidence that a specific attack on u.s. persons or interest is underway. now, again remember, we're talking about targeted killings of americans. we're talking about making decisions based on secret intelligence, and we see in this memo that some of the definitions are a bit more eelastic and open to interpretation. >> is there a bigger power than executing your own citizens without checking with any other body. normally, you check with the judiciary, do you think these people are guilty? now our executive branch says, we're the judge jury and executioner. we all g
the nation on your radio and current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: john brennan president obama's nominee to head the c.i.a. faces the music today. going to be a rough and tumble hearing. what do you say? particularly about drones. what do you say? good morning everybody. it is thursday, february 7. good to see you and welcome -- welcome to the program this thursday morning. always great to see you. look particularly good this morning here as we kick off our three hour roundtable to bring you up to date on the latest news of the day and of course to take your calls at 1-866-55-press. that's our toll free number. we'll tell you what's happening here in our nation's capital. that's where you find us, by the way, right on capitol hill, down the street from the united states capitol building and what's happening here in washington, around the country around the globe bringing it to you and again give you a chance to comment. you can do so by giving us a call at the toll free number, 1-866-55-press or follow us on twitter at bpshow, at bpshow. give us your comments there on facebook.
think if they were a rational congress, they would be rejecting john brennan. >> john: i think it will be a timely hearing this week. scott, is the administration going down the same road as the bush administration did by keeping this secret? shouldn't the public understand what the administration is up to when it kills an american citizen who hasn't actually been charged with a crime under a president who is a constitutional scholar no less? >> exactly. i think the secrecy issue is ultimately a bigger issue than the underlying legal interpretation and question the presidential authority because the notion that the administration can have a secret understanding of the law what the law is and how it applies is really offensive. our nation was founded on the notion that the law is for all to know and when the administration adopts a legal view, that's to be checked. on your direct question, you're right on the money on this. senator obama criticized the bush administration vociferously over their secret memoranda. candidate obama promised he would make full disclosure of the secr
as well have, my friends because the reasoning is eerily similar. tomorrow, when john brennan the president's nominee for c.i.a. director appears for the senate intelligence committee where he'll face tough drone-related questions, or maybe not at all. his appearance comes two days after the leak of the justice department's white paper which justified the administration's case for targeted killing of americans, and yet the use of drones remains extremely popular with 83% of americans including a vast majority of democrats supporting their use even against americans living in other countries. how popular are they? so popular they bring together the unlikeliest adversaries. >> i believe the president needs to have tools to deal with people like anwar al-arwak, i. >> no word on where his 16-year-old son was a thread. joining me now is the host of ring of fire. >> john: are you surprised? is this because the poll numbers have been tested so well. >> we saw this with obama on keystone, and lenny brewer's resignation. we're not surprised. this is his m.o. see what the people have to
john brennan will head up to the hill today for his confirmation hearings. he is facing tough questions. some congressional committees had access to a memo in june but now that it has been made entirely public, it is raising all sorts of concerns about the ethics and legalalty of using force against americans overseas. and the senate intelligence committee sent brennan questions prior to today's hearings including how do they determine whether someone is affiliated with al-qaeda. and the president will go to virginia to talk about his second-term agenda. he spent time with senate democrats yesterday, and also worked on how to work out his priorities. and new york times reports that obama is giving back by planning to hit the campaign trail this coming year. already on the calendar at least 14 fund-raising events. we're back after the break. ♪ i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats ar
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